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#4638271 - 11/10/23 06:12 PM B-21 Raider First Flight  
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Not very often to have the first flight of a completely new combat aircraft these days....


B-21 Raider Has Flown For The First Time


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#4638285 - 11/10/23 10:25 PM Re: B-21 Raider First Flight [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Definitely not an everyday occurence! Looks very Northrop smile


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#4638287 - 11/10/23 11:19 PM Re: B-21 Raider First Flight [Re: F4UDash4]  
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did they forgot to remove the tampon before the flight ? i guess that is a tracking reflector

#4638288 - 11/10/23 11:56 PM Re: B-21 Raider First Flight [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I saw a video that stated that Northrop had so much confidence in the digital design process that these first aircraft may have fully outfitted avionics and might actually be put into service.


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Originally Posted by Arthonon
I saw a video that stated that Northrop had so much confidence in the digital design process that these first aircraft may have fully outfitted avionics and might actually be put into service.


arent they drones ? why they need avionics ? sensor input to the controller interface would suffice,no ?

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#4638297 - 11/11/23 04:59 AM Re: B-21 Raider First Flight [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Originally Posted by Arthonon
I saw a video that stated that Northrop had so much confidence in the digital design process that these first aircraft may have fully outfitted avionics and might actually be put into service.


arent they drones ? why they need avionics ? sensor input to the controller interface would suffice,no ?

They are not drones, they can be flown manned or unmanned.


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#4641538 - 01/23/24 07:33 PM Re: B-21 Raider First Flight [Re: F4UDash4]  
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B-21 Raider Now In Production Just Two Months After First Flight

"In the wake of successful test flights of the most advanced combat aircraft ever to be built, the Pentagon says Northrop Grumman has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract for the B-21 Raider stealth bomber

However, few details are being released about that award, which was first reported on by Bloomberg.

“Production of the B-21 ‘Raider’ stealth bomber is moving forward,” Dr. William LaPlante, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, said in a statement. “This past fall, based on the results of ground and flight tests and the team’s mature plans for manufacturing, I gave the go-ahead to begin producing B-21s at a low rate.”

LaPlante did not state the value of the contract awarded to Northrop Grumman, how many Raiders it covers, whether any are under construction so far as part of that contract or the exact date of its award. The Pentagon declined to provide that information when we asked."



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Originally Posted by F4UDash4

LaPlante did not state the value of the contract awarded to Northrop Grumman, how many Raiders it covers, whether any are under construction so far as part of that contract or the exact date of its award. The Pentagon declined to provide that information when we asked."




The value of the contract consists of a BUCKETLOAD of money which the US government hasn't printed out yet. wink


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by F4UDash4

LaPlante did not state the value of the contract awarded to Northrop Grumman, how many Raiders it covers, whether any are under construction so far as part of that contract or the exact date of its award. The Pentagon declined to provide that information when we asked."




The value of the contract consists of a BUCKETLOAD of money which the US government hasn't printed out yet. wink



Which amounts to a drop in a bucket compared to where the real money is spent.


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